Employment at Azalea Mountain School

Asheville, North Carolina, “#1 Best Small City,” is vibrant with a welcoming creative spirit. Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is known for its thriving artistic community, progressive mindset, and historically rich renaissance downtown with its booming food and music scene. Surrounded by spectacular natural beauty, there are abundant opportunities for outdoor activities from mountain hiking and biking to white water rafting and canoeing — in temperate weather, yet with all four seasons! Azalea Mountain School is enjoying its sixth school year with an enrollment of 114 children and is growing rapidly.

We offer parent-child classes, Nursery, Kindergarten, and First through Fifth Grades, and have a cohesive Faculty supported by a School Administrator, Faculty Coordinator and active Board. Located currently in a rented school building with its own large field, pavilion and children’s gardens on the property, we are at the exciting stage of planning for the future and the space(s) to meet our growth. As an integral part of our program, the Grades classes spend every other Friday on nature immersion field trips. Our community includes biodynamic farms, a Steiner study group, eurythmy, festival celebrations, various Waldorf- based Early Childhood programs, and Waldorf-based homeschooling families.

 

We are currently hiring:

Fourth/Fifth Grade 2017-2018

Qualifications:

We are looking for someone who has Waldorf Teacher training and 2+ years Waldorf classroom teaching experience.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

 

Spanish Teacher 

Azalea Mountain School, inspired by Waldorf education, with a unique way of teaching through the arts at developmentally appropriate stages, is currently seeking a part-time Spanish teacher for the 1st-5th grades. This position offers a generous hourly rate, Waldorf-focused mentoring, and warm support from the school community and colleagues. 

With preference for a candidate who has experience teaching Spanish in Waldorf classrooms, we seek candidates who have:

— a Spanish degree with experience living and/or studying in a Spanish-speaking country or are a native Spanish speaker

— experience teaching Spanish to groups of children

— strong classroom management

— a background in, or knowledge of and interest in Waldorf education

— teaching skills that incorporate singing, games, movement and art

— the willingness to fashion lessons in harmony with Waldorf education

— a long-term commitment to teaching at Azalea Mountain School

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

 

Lead Afternoon Teacher

Azalea Mountain School is looking for a Lead Afternoon teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.  The successful applicant will have a strong knowledge of Waldorf pedagogy and philosophy, experience working with children of various ages, and a kind, joyful, and loving spirit.  This position will require approximately 25-28 hours per week, when school is in session.

The Lead Afternoon Teacher will be responsible for:

–Creating and maintaining an afternoon rhythm including lunch and rest time for five and six-year-olds who stay for an extended day (from 12:30-3:00pm)
–Developing a dynamic and engaging aftercare program for children aged 5 to 11 (from 3 to 5:30/6:00 pm)
–Planning for activities, crafts, games, and snacks, and buying needed supplies
–Working with an assistant to ensure a harmonious, safe, engaging, and developmentally appropriate environment
–Communicating with parents at pick-up, or via phone/email as necessary
–Attending two faculty meetings per month
–Arranging/directing child care for school-wide events as needed
–Modeling the care of our environment for/with the children: engaging in grounds-keeping/cleaning activities at the close of the day as needed
–Potential for developing and directing a summer camp program if interested

Azalea Mountain School, a developing member of WECAN, has a thriving Early Childhood program and healthy classes in grades 1-5.  Our community benefits from a year-round Eurythmy program as well as active study and artistic groups.  We offer our faculty support for continuing education, mentorship, and partial tuition remission for faculty children.  Our school is located in Asheville, North Carolina, in the heart of the ancient and serene Blue Ridge Mountains. This “Land of Sky” possesses spectacular beauty, a progressive mindset and a strong arts culture. The weather is temperate, yet we enjoy all four seasons. It is truly a blessed place in which to live.

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806

 

Morning Garden Teacher (Parent-Child Class) 

Azalea Mountain School is now accepting applications for a part-time Parent-Child (Morning Garden) teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. The Morning Garden class is currently held on Friday mornings with a possibility of adding more classes as space/time allows. This teacher is responsible to lead and run a program for young children (6 weeks-31/2 years) and their parents/caretakers.  The successful applicant will have a background in Waldorf Education with a deep understanding and reverence for the  special needs of the young child.  This person should enjoy working with children as well as adults and serve as a guide to facilitate the transition from home life into the life of being in a school community dedicated to Waldorf Education. The duties of this teacher include:

*Welcoming new and returning families to our Azalea Mountain School and to the Morning Garden program.

*Providing a safe, structured, nurturing and supportive environment where children and parents can grow and learn.

*Providing an opportunity for parents to participate in the making of simple, yet beautiful crafts that can serve as inspiration at home with their children.

*Leading a seasonal circle that incites wonder and engages the children and parents through song, rhyme, finger-plays and a connection to the natural world.

*Providing a warm, wholesome snack to nourish all participants.

*Offering of puppetry and storytelling that is engaging for all.

*Providing an opportunity for guided discussion related to hand outs or a chosen book that is related to the Waldorf style of parenting and working with very young children.

*Planning for and purchasing needed supplies and food stuffs to remain within given budget

*Caring for the materials and physical space (the class is held in one of our nursery or kindergarten classrooms)

*Working with an assistant teacher, who will be available to support in the Lead teacher in tasks such as snack preparation, care of the space, and guidance of the class

*Attending two faculty meetings (paid) per month

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To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@azaleamountain.org or Azalea Mountain School Hiring Committee, 587 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC 28806